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- The CAARC Annual General Meeting will be held on TUESDAY November 18th. We will meet at the new Red Deer County Search and Rescue building located at 249 Clearview Drive east of the Westerner Park. Go south of 19th Street on 40th Ave . Turn left on Clearview Drive and follow it to the east around the corner south to the County Search and Rescue Building on the east side.
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The CAARC Annual General Meeting will be held on TUESDAY November 18th. We will meet at the new Red Deer County Search and Rescue building located at 249 Clearview Drive east of the Westerner Park. Go south of 19th Street on 40th Ave . Turn left on Clearview Drive and follow it to the east around the corner south to the County Search and Rescue Building on the east side.
We have noticed that there are a lot of members who have not paid their annual membership dues over the last couple of years. Please help keep your repeaters and club active by submitting your membership dues at this November meeting. You can also download the CAARC membership and renewal form under the “Site tools” tab and send your dues by snail mail to the listed address on the bottom of the form or bring it to the meeting. Your support helps keep your repeaters operating and your club active.
Thankyou from your executive
73 CAARC Executive
CAARC Christmas Pot Luck Supper
There will be a draw for the above Gizmo also at this meeting. Please be prepared to add your personal touch to enhance this ongoing fun project.
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Last night, Sunday September 21, 2014, at approx. 21:00hrs PST VY1MAP (Terry) called on our local repeater-146.880-looking for VY1RF (Ray).
Terry wanted Ray to make a phone call for him as he was not in cell phone range. The situation was that Terry is a member of our Search and Rescue team and they were on a search for a missing teenager. The command center they had setup was approx 35kms north of Whitehorse at Lake Laberge. The satellite phone that they were to use, was not functioning so they had no way to call for assistance, additional resources or send status reports.
That’s where amateur radio comes in. Terry, being a ham, goes out to his truck and makes contact with Whitehorse via 2M amateur radio with VY1RF (Ray) and VY1RM (Ron). They were able to pass important traffic to/from the command center.
The young man was found and all ended well.
This is the second time in as many months that amateur radio and in particular Yukon Amateur Radio Association’s members and infrastructure proved invaluable in an emergency situation. Good job guys!
Just remember-Keep calm and grab your radio!
Fall Tour to VE6BGT This fall on Sunday September 21st we are having a tour of the home brewed Moon Bounce station of Skip VE6BGT. Please be at Skips by 1.00PM to start the tour. The driving directions from Red Deer are shown on the map below. Go north from Red Deer on highway 2A through Blackfalds to the Lakeside Sargent road north of Blackfalds just after going over the railway tracks and around the corner. Go east on the Lakeside Seargent road to RR 255. Turn left, north and go one mile . Look for the antennas on the left side. The directions from Lacombe Travel east of Lacombe on highway 12 to RR255. Turn right, south and go 3 miles. Skip is on the right side, look for the antennas. Driving directions from Lacombe are shown on the second map below. There is a cook house across the road from Skip so please bring your own lunch and drinks. If the weather is good there will be a fire to cook weiners if you like. Please note there is no BBQ available at the cook house.
First prize, $500.00- Myrna Dawson VE6MMD
Second prize, $200.00- Peter King non-amateur
I will have the cheques in the mail as soon as I can.
Everyone at GPS Central and Radioworld is thrilled to announce the “GRAND OPENING” of our new retail store “Radioworld Central” in Calgary, AB. We wish to invite you to join us in celebrating this exciting occasion on Saturday July 26th, 2014.
We have partnered with the very best manufacturers including Garmin, Lowrance, Simrad, Humminbird, MinnKota, Icom, Yaesu, Kenwood, FlexRadio, Minelab, Garrett, Uniden, Cobra, K40, Wilson Antenna, Bushnell, Celestron, Globalstar, ACR, BlueFox and many others to offer consumers the very best products, sales assistance and technical support from the most experienced staff in the industry, a core value built and proven over the past 15 years.
Radioworld Central’s focus is to provide the widest selection of products for Commuters, Travellers, Geocachers, Amateur Radio operators, Metal Detectorists, Anglers, Hunters, Hikers, Backpackers, Runners, Golfers, Bikers, Riders, Pilots, Truckers, RVers, Shortwave Radio enthusiasts, Weather enthusiasts and beyond, all at competitive pricing and service second to none. We specialize in providing smart electronics into niche markets and never stop searching for the next great product to bring to our customers.
Everyone at Radioworld and GPS Central are excited to be one team and will strive to continue to be Canada’s favourite Navigation and Communications retailer for years to come.
Please join us for the GRAND OPENING festivities and for a FREE BBQ Lunch that day!
Thank You for your support.
Angelo Meffe Jack Summers George Valentine
President Marketing Manager General Manager
From Barry Bergstrom VA6DX
Hey Bob. Here’s a quick video of the FPV flight from last weekend. You’re welcome to embed it on the CAARC site if you like; just but a note on to watch it in 720p or 1080p for a better effect.
Thanks Barry great video
RAC/ARES meets in Red Deer Alberta
RAC/ARES members took advantage of the recent Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club Hamfest in Red Deer Alberta to meet and discuss issues ranging from recruitment training and organization.
Alberta ARES has had a busy period providing communication services to their communities with the recent floods in Calgary and High River and the Slave Lake fires as only two examples.
Left to right… Neal Sunderland VE6NL the new Section Emergency Coordinator for Alberta, often seen driving around the province visiting members in his Holiday Rambler Class A RV, Jeff Low VA6JL Red Deer Emergency Coordinator and veteran of the recent floods as well as Garry Jacobs VE6CIA Alberta Section Manager. Inset, Ian Burgess VA6EMS Emergency Coordinator for Calgary. 
Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW
Acting CFSO and President RAC
Acting CFSO and President RAC
 Web link and photos: http://wp.rac.ca/racares-meet-in-red-deer-alberta/